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Libraries need your help

I’ve used public libraries my entire life, from the time I was a little kid in the 1950s reading every one of the “All About Science” series to my current retirement years, when I actually have time for that 600-page presidential biography.

I can even listen to my favorite mystery author while working out at the Y, thanks to downloaded audiobooks on my MP3 player. And over the years libraries have helped me with research on topics from finish carpentry to genealogy.

Now, Spokane Public Library needs my help and yours. It’s been able to hang on for the past several years through careful management of its limited resources, but its reserves are almost exhausted. For a modest $10 to $15 per year for the average homeowner, library hours can be preserved at the larger branches and increased at the smaller ones, including my nearby Indian Trail Library. That’s a very small investment for a very large return.

Please join me in voting yes for libraries in the February special election.

Mike Wirt

Spokane



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